Carer Payment Increase – March 2023

From the 20th March 2023, recipients of Age Pension, Disability Support Pension and Carer Payment can expect an increase of $37.50 a fortnight for singles and $56.40 a fortnight for couples combined. Minister for Social Services, Amanda Rishworth, said the Government is doing what they can to support Australians in need. “Australia’s social security systemRead more

Perth Zoo: School Holiday Giveaway

Entries for this giveaway closed Sunday, 26th March 2023. Ready for a wild day out? Located in South Perth and just five minutes from the CBD, Perth Zoo is home to animals and plants from all corners of the globe. Go for a bushwalk and discover koalas, quokkas, emus, kangaroos and Simmo the enormous crocodile. ExploreRead more

AQWA: School Holiday Giveaway

Entries for this giveaway closed Sunday, 26th March 2023. An awesome underwater adventure awaits you at the Aquarium of Western Australia! Taking a break from everyday activities and caring responsibilities is an essential part of taking care of yourself, and the person that you care for. Getting out and doing something you enjoy by yourself,Read more

National Advance Care Planning Week 2023

We all want to have a say in what happens in the last part of our lives. By making plans that cover your future care, lifestyle, health and finances, you’re not only working out what you want, you are also making things easier on those around you. This process is called Advance Care Planning. Palliative CareRead more

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New ‘Let’s Make it Legal’ Guide by COTA Western Australia

If you have been surprised by the legalities and intricacies of caring for someone who is frail or aging, this new resource, developed by COTA Western Australia, is a great place to start. COTA Western Australia says that, “This Guide will help you to untangle the intricacies of many issues which have already, or mayRead more

Carer Wellbeing Survey

To contribute to the 2023 survey and to go in the draw to win a gift card click here. The Carer Wellbeing Survey asks people to share their experiences – past and present – of being a carer and the support services they use, including the Australian Government Carer Gateway. Participants can choose if theyRead more

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Supports during Christmas period

During the Christmas period, Carers WA and Carer Gateway services will continue to operate Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm. Please note, we will have reduced services during the public holidays (Monday 26th December, Tuesday 27th December and Monday 2nd January). For additional support during the Christmas period, please contact one of the helpline specialistsRead more

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Community Hole-In-The-Wall Supports Young Carers

In WA, there are more than 40,000 young people providing unpaid care for a family member or friend. They generously and enthusiastically give so much of their time and energy to support the people they care for, but often their caring role takes a toll. Physical, emotional, social and financial challenges all impact their education.Read more

Anne Bluntish (6/6/1927 – 6/11/2022)

The Board, CEO, staff and volunteers at Carers WA would like to pay our respects and acknowledge the significant contribution Anne Bluntish had to the lives of unpaid family and friend carers and Carers WA over the past 25 years. Anne had been a carer for most of her life and her experience inspired herRead more

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Carers WA Announces New CEO  

After a rigorous recruitment process, the Board of Carers WA is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Newman as the new CEO of Carers WA. Long-serving Carers WA CEO, Paul Coates, will be retiring later in the year.   Chair of the Carers WA Board, Linda Wayman, said the appointment will ensure the continuedRead more